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Historic

High-level support for Tangmere tower

The Save Tangmere Tower campaign received a major boost in mid-June,...

Flight Line

Recollections and reflections — a seasoned reporter’s view...

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‘L-Birds’ back to Normandy

L-BIRDS From all over Europe they came to northern France...

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IN SERVICE

The performance advantages of the Luftwaffe jets were huge, but...

Horsa heads for the Netherlands

The Horsa reproduction leaving Cosford on 19 June, heading out...

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Military

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The story of Boeing's problematic KC-46 Pegasus programme

Over budget and besieged with problems, Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus continues to come under scrutiny. Tom Kaminski provides a timely update

Belgium deploys A400M for first international exercise

The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy

Behind the scenes of a 100 squadron hot bombing mission

Recently Key.Aero joined 100 Squadron for Operation Flash Strike at both RAF Leeming, Yorkshire, and the Ministry of Defence’s Donna Nook Weapons Range in Lincolnshire. Operation Flash Strike saw a total of 16 3kg practice bombs dropped from the Hawk T1 at Donna Nook range against fictitious adversary threats provided by the JTACS throughout two sorties

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Commercial

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Belfast

VIEWING AREA GUIDE A Viewing Gallery at Belfast International...

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Climate Protesters Threaten Heathrow Disruption

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has threatened...

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IN BRIEF

QUÉBEC CITY’S JEAN-LESAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, in collaboration...

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Brussels Airlines Meets Bruegel

Brussels Airlines Airbus A320, OO-SNE, wearing the special livery...

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Aggressor F-35As

The 65th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) is being re-established with...

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Flight Simulation

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Back To Basics - Stage 1, Lesson 2

Understanding Trim Controls

JARDesign A330

The Airbus A330 is something of a dark horse in commercial aviation – incredibly popular but somewhat overlooked in the world of the Boeing 777 and the 787.

iFly Service Pack 3.2.1 for FSX/FS9/P3D

The developers over at iFly have released a new service pack for iFly 737NG FSX, FS9 and P3D v2.2 versions.

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Upcoming Events

MCAS Miramar AirShow

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San Diego, United States

The event website states it will provide "static displays, and daytime shows that feature military demonstration teams, civilian aerobatic teams, aerial solo acts, vintage aircraft and warbirds."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

International Sanicole Airshow

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Established in 1977, the airshow returns in 2024 for its 44th edition.

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

Offutt AFB - Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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Bellevue, United States

US Air Force airshow

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days

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Mošnov, Czechia

The event website states: "The main programme, taking place at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, features heavy military hardware, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units."